TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The choclate flavor finds its prolongation in the tase. A very nice chocolate caramel taste combined with a hint of fruityness, coming from the use of two hop sorts. The first sip might be a bit surprising, due to this very light acid note, but it levels the stong roast character and rounds it up. A bit like adding sugar to a salad dressing. The aftertaste could be more persisting in my eyes. With every sip you want to take immediately the next one - other stouts last in the mouth and you can still enjoy without taking a next sip. But maybe the brewers want exactly this effect...
This is a very good stout with a surprising fruity side note, even bit acid. A very nice beer to accompany nut-cakes. Why I gave only 7 points for the overall taste? I miss the round, full bodied after taste. This is a bit too light for a stout in my eyes.
Werckmeister (701) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown almost black color, creamy tan colored head, smells malty, of tobacco, honey and burned caramel. full body, creamy / silky on the tongue. light taste of bitter chocolate and malt. good mouthfeel, good malty bitterness.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a very near black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, slightly sweet coffee and dried fruit. Medium to full mouthfeel. Flavours are sweet, but not saccharine; cocoa, mocha and some roasted malt to balance. Finish was fairly light, some brown sugar, dates and chewy malt.
BobyFischer (132) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire encre, col brun foncé, collant.Corps crémeux à souhait.Agréable Stout qui se développe en se réchauffant, à ne pas servir froid donc mais à température ambiante moins 4°C maximum.Malts torréfiés, houblons épicés et finement amers .Pas extravaguant.Juste sympathique.
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, black, clear, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
manque de longueur et pas pleine en bouche
FraekkeFyr87 (93) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma of this beer is full of chocolate and coffee. The color is pitch black and no light is penetrating the glass. Perfect! The taste is very medium for a stout so a relative big amount can be consumed. It feels very creamy and silky on the tongue. Also a bittersweet aftertaste. A really nice beer!
RW80 (1156) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
AppearanceL Deep dark brown colour with a smal but dense tanned head. Head has a good retention, leaving a few Small spots.
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate
Taste: Sweet with a bit of bitterness, burned malts and coffee. Intension of bitterness caused by the roasted malts goes slightly up in the finish. and atertaste.
Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
A very fine stout. Look not the most complex one, but it’’s ver refined.
jamesie1857 (1589) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Tesco - Deep dark brown colour. Small but dense tan head. Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma. Sweet and a little bitter flavour of burned malts and coffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Burnt and slightly bitter aftertaste. Surprising that I’ve passed this over soooo many times.
cmc619 (499) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WIfe bought at British import store near Brussels (Stonemanor). Legit stout. Higher ABV that I’m used to for Brit styles. Awesome, unique bottle like a flask (500ml). Poured into Lagunitas mason jar. Deep, inky. Head modest. Amazing aroma and super rich flavor. Actually this beer seems even heavier than it’s ABV, which I actually like with this one.
Vladivostok (312) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, cream coloured head. Subtle malty/roast aroma. full bodied and very drinkable with a good balance overall. A solid, professional stout from a brewery that knows what it’s doing.